Sergei Suchalkin

Current classes

Physics 1b
Physics 4
Physics 2a
Physics 2b (online)
Physics 3b (online)

About me

I will be teaching physics classes for children 12-16 years old. One of my primary goals in teaching is initiating and developing a scientific approach to the analysis of natural phenomena. Solving physical problems we will be “moving” from general considerations such as conservation laws and symmetry to a specific mathematical solution.

Another goal is to create a clear, logically rigid, and yet simple picture of the physics phenomena, which we will consider during our classes. I believe that this is a necessary base for any successful physics course. We will keep a tight connection with the everyday life – in making simple experiments and solving problems. We will visit a real physics lab and take a look at a real research process.

I graduated from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University in 1989 with a Master's degree in Physics and Optics. In the period from 1990 to 2000, I worked as a research scientist at Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Max Planck Institute (Stuttgart, Germany). My scientific interest is the Solid State Physics and Physics of Semiconductors lasers. Currently, I am a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Stony Brook University.

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